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Thursday, January 28, 2010 - Flamborough Review
FORCE intent on meeting Feb. 1 deadline

"Lets make sure the 1,200 objections stand." That was the parting message from Graham Flint to just over 200 guests who attended a community meeting in Carlisle last Wednesday.

Hosted by Friends of Rural Communities and the Environment (FORCE), a citizens' group fighting a proposed quarry for northeast Flamborough, the meeting was called to remind area residents to re-state their objections to the Flamborough quarry plan by Feb. 1. By formally re-stating their objections to the plan to St. Marys Cement (SMC) and the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR), residents not only reinforce their concerns about the proposal but also affirm their opposition to the aggregate licence application filed last year by SMC.

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Thursday, January 14, 2010 - Flamborough Review
Quarry letters due Feb. 1

Post offices in Carlisle and Campbellville were busier than usual last week as hundreds of registered letters trickled in from St. Marys Cement (SMC), signaling the start of a new step in the company's pursuit of an aggregate licence.

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Thursday, January 07, 2010 - Flamborough Review - Letter to Editor
Dig deeper on quarry issues

I was disappointed to read the item last week about St. Marys Cement's plans to apply for yet another Permit To Take Water. Usually, I can count on having a balanced article in the Review, but this time there was no comment from Friends of Rural Communities and the Environment (FORCE). We need to read full reports about this project in our local newspaper.

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Thursday, December 31, 2009 - Flamborough Review
SMC plans new tests

St. Marys Cement (SMC) plans to resume pumping tests at its proposed quarry in northeast Flamborough in the coming year. Details of the pump testing aimed at proving that a Groundwater Recharge System will mitigate impacts on neighbouring wells and waterways will be outlined in the company's Permit to Take Water (PTTW) application to be submitted early in the new year to the Ministry of the Environment (MOE).

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Saturday, December 26, 2009 - Hamilton Spectator
St. Marys OKs water testing - Quarry move reverses earlier stance

St. Marys Cement is doing a sharp about-face on the controversial issue of water testing for its proposed limestone quarry northeast of Carlisle.

In a surprise announcement, the company now says it will conduct pumping tests aimed at proving the feasibility of its plan to keep a 10-storey-deep pit dry without affecting area wells, wetlands and streams.

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Thursday, December 10, 2009 - Flamborough Review
St. Marys delays registered letters until January

With the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season close at hand, St. Marys Cement (SMC) has decided to delay its second round of response letters to area residents who have objected to their application for an aggregate licence. The company has plans to establish a quarry in northeast Flamborough.

Registered letters, which were expected to follow within three weeks of the company's first round of responses to objectors, won't be sent until early January, company spokesperson Melanie Horton said last week. She also explained that the first letters, sent out in late October, were mailed only to those who sent in a form letter of objection put together by the anti-quarry group, FORCE (Friends of Rural Communities and the Environment).

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